-->''"You are aware that most of the Sonic Shorts are about me getting hurt and running into things, right?"''
-->--'''Sonic to Knuckles after the latter decides to make his own shorts.'''

''Sonic Shorts'' is a {{Newgrounds}} Flash collaboration by The Sonic Paradox Team [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin set in the]] ''SonicTheHedgehog'' universe. As expected, the shorts parody various aspects and scenarios of the games and [[TheAnimeOfTheGame TV shows]], but many of them contain plenty of meta-humor involving the characters' reactions to their own in-universe works.

Currently, eight "volumes", two [[TheMusical Musicals]], a SpinOff, and two parody volumes (known as ''Sonic Shits'') have been released. The eighth volume was shown in Summer of Sonic 2013, seemingly acting as a GrandFinale to the series. However, the team is currently working on a new Shorts collab that goes beyond the Sonic franchise and instead pulls from all of Creator/{{SEGA}}'s history. Many members of the team have since contributed to ''WebVideo/SonicF'' as well.

[[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSonicParadoxTeam The Sonic Paradox Team has uploaded the entire series to YouTube]]. Individual shorts can also be found on their respective creators' [=YouTube=] channels.
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!!This collaboration contains examples of:
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Knuckles Briefs".
* AlliterativeTitle
* AmbiguouslyGay: Silver the Hedgehog.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: Parodied, yet played straight in a ''[[AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Sonic Sez]]'' segment which tells the audience that copying Flash animations to [=YouTube=] without the author's permission is not cool.
-->'''Tails''': Now I know!
-->'''Sonic''': AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle!
-->''G.I. JOEEEEEEEEE!''
* AntagonistInMourning: In volume 8, Dr. Eggman cries holding a Sonic plushie after Knuckles calls him telling that [[DeathByIrony Sonic died due to a life box falling on him]].
* BlackComedyRape
-->'''Amy''': Hey, Sonic! Guess who lost their virginity?
-->'''Sonic''': Uhm, y...
-->'''Amy''': ...You did! (Holds up a bottle of chloroform)
* BrainBleach: A common subject of shorts featuring Eggman.
* BrickJoke: Comes up often, usually within the same episode. A few notable examples also reference jokes between volumes:
** In volume 6, Eggman reveals that he is so fat that he can only fit into his machines by using butter as grease. Later in volume 8, he is shown to have butter stains on his pants after climbing out of a machine.
** "And then I come in to save the day!"
** Episode 8 is ''full'' of Brick Jokes.
** In episode 6 Sonic [[SchmuckBait tells Eggman to go ahead and shoot him]] with a wave of rings blasting out of his body which makes jokes of Knuckles breaking the master emerald (twice) and Eggman's robots jamming out
* ButtMonkey: Everyone, but Knuckles seems to be the butt of a ButtMonkey cast. [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Mighty]] can't catch a break either.
* CarnivoreConfusion: In volume 7, [[SonicX Chris]] tries to feed his furry friends, and provides them with what their real life counterparts would eat; Cream the Rabbit is in tears when Tails is served rabbit, and he loves it.
** Averted in one sketch that portrays the characters from ''KnucklesChaotix'' as realistic animals. Vector immediately eats Knuckles, prompting Mighty, Espio, and Charmy [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere to leave the scene very quickly]].
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The subject of a short featuring the forgotten Sega characters Mighty the Armadillo, Ray the Flying Squirrel, and Bean the Dynamite... who even Mighty and Ray could not remember. [Bark was left out entirely.]
* ContinuityNod: Volume 5 is full of these to previous shorts.
** "Metropolis Mayhem", the sequel to "Seaside Denied", has a lot of references to the latter.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Volume 8 lampshades the use of this trope in [[SegaSuperstars Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.]]
--> '''Sonic:''' Whose idea was it to boat race in hot lava?!
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Dr. Eggman's Interstellar Amusement Park, where [[GoodNewsBadNews you can get hit by giant missiles... ''filled with candy'']].
* {{Crossover}}: ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' Robotnik and ''[[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM SatAM]]'' Robotnik both express disapproval with ''SonicX'' Eggman in separate skits.
* {{Curse Cut Short}}: Sonic: *Sees instruction for [[GuideDangIt barrel]]* "Up and Down? ''Up and down?!?'' What the fu-" *cue [[TimedMission Time Over]]*
* DidntThinkThisThrough: After Dr. Eggman [[EarthShatteringKaboom blows up the Earth]] with the ARK's laser:
--> '''Shadow:''' You idiot.
--> '''Eggman:''' Hmm? What are you talking about, Shadow? Everything went according to plan. Now I can build my new empire.
--> '''Shadow:''' And exactly ''where'' are you going to build it?
--> ''[beat]''
--> '''Eggman:''' [[OhCrap Oh crud]].
* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack: The final short of Sonic Shorts Volume 8 had the entire Sonic cast, [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters from all continuities]], tired of the jokes being made at their expense, go after the many Flash artists who make the shorts.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Big the Cat hangs himself in Episode 3 after Froggy [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls him out as a loser]] and abandons him.
** In the "How to make your own Sonic Fan character" segment, the announcer is seen putting a gun to his own head in one outtake.
* ExactWords: In a re-enactment of the cutscene before the second Sonic vs. Shadow battle in ''SonicAdventure2'', Sonic makes good on his promise that he will make Shadow eat his words. By [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall taking the subtitles and shoving them down Shadow's mouth]].
* FanDisservice: Eggman's latest ultimate weapon? A shot of him posing in a thong set to Right Said Fred's ''Wonderman''. Sonic is horrified.
** One RunningGag has him taunting Sonic and friends by belly dancing while dressed as a [[ChippendalesDancers Chippendale]]. He dances several times and nobody can deny it's eye-melting.
* FateWorseThanDeath: PlayedForLaughs with an Orbulon, after realizing he can only move in one direction.
* FunWithSubtitles: In Volume 8, Sonic makes Shadow literally eat his words.
* GraveHumor: Knuckles's tombstone in the Omochao short.
--> Here lies Knuckles. Unlike Sonic I don't chuckle. I like to flex my muscles.
--> He dedicated his life to the protection of a precious stone. Bit of a crap life, really.
** As well, other tombstones say "[[TakeThat R.I.P. Sonic's dignity]]" and "[[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Mighty]]".
* GilliganCut:
-->'''Omochao:''' You got: the Fighting Gloves! They're yellow!
-->'''Knuckles:''' What the hell? [[TemptingFate Why don't you just give me some gloves with "I Am Gay" written on them?]]
-->'''Omochao:''' You got: the "I Am Gay" gloves!
-->'''Knuckles:''' *angry growl*
** Another one in volume four:
--->'''Shadow:''' You blue idiot, you ate all the eggs!
--->'''Sonic:''' Yeah, so what if I did? What're you gonna do, break my arms?
---> *cuts to Sonic lying in hospital bed with broken arms*
--->'''Knuckles:''' You really shouldn't be giving him ideas.
* GroinAttack: Sonic defeats Metal Sonic with this.
* GuideDangIt: You bet that the infamous "Barrel of Doom" from Carnival Night makes an appearance in this series.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Silver from [[ADayInTheLimelight Knuckles Briefs]].
* HypocriticalHumor: ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' Robotnik calls ''SonicX'' Eggman and demands that he take his plans more seriously, then after the call, tells Scratch and Grounder to be careful with the parts for his bouncing raccoon cannon.
-->'''Robotnik''': We need to hitch it up to the ocean to stop Sonic once and for all!
-->'''Scratch''': Yes, your maliciousness!
-->'''[[TheDitz Grounder]]''': This plan makes ''so'' much sense!
* IAmTheNoun: "I AM SEGA!"
* IronicDeath: In Volume 8, Sonic gets crushed to death by an extra life monitor. Amy, Tails, and [[AntagonistInMourning even Eggman]] are devastated, [[BlackComedy but Knuckles finds it hilarious]].
* ItemGet: Big the Cat does this when it seems like he finally got Froggy. [[spoiler:Sadly, a condor suddenly showed up and took Froggy away.]]
* [[UnexplainedRecovery I Got Better]]: Said by Knuckles when recapping the events of episode 5.
* LampshadeHanging: When Knuckles wants to create his own Flash movie, Sonic notes that a lot of the clips are him "running into things and getting hurt."
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: The intro to the Newgrounds version of ''Sonic Shorts 6''. Eggman's robots are also often seen providing the BGM when the scene is in one of his bases.
* MistakenIdentity: Game Buddy has changed his user logo and animation style so many times it's difficult to determine which shorts he has actually created.
** In-universe, one short has Sonic becoming extremely frustrated when other characters mistake ''any'' other hedgehog (including different-colored ones like Shadow and Silver) as him.
* MusicalEpisode: For Summer of Sonic 2012, the Sonic Paradox Crew created Seaside Denied, which was one of these.
** Likewise, for 2013's Summer of Sonic they created a sequel, "Metropolis Mayhem", which continues the characterization and humor of the Heroes characters from its predecessor, as well as implying that this will become a full-on series as the episode ends with the characters silhouettes on the backdrop of Casino Park as the BGM plays.
** In a parody of the beginning of ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad_49yrZEmI Knuckles threatens Sonic for breaking into his home by using his singing voice.]] Volume 2 has two other singing segments, although the penultimate short is more of a "dance" segment.
** A very, very ''disturbing'' dance segment: Eggman's the one doing the dancing. Admittedly, he's not half bad for a fat guy.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Eggman's secret underwater volcano laboratory... [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]
* OnlySaneMan: Espio. Different people play the part depending on the short, but he's the only one to fill the role 100% of the time.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}} Chicken Boo]] disguised as "Chris."
** Also, the two Egg Pawns dressed as Sonic and Tails in Eggman's Amusement Park ad.
* ParodyCommercial: One of [=SoBe=], another of [=SunnyD=].
* [[spoiler:RageAgainstTheAuthor: The Sonic characters do this in the final short of Volume 8, where they beat up and/or kill the Flash artists responsible for making the many shorts.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Tails Doll, when in his evil demeanor.
** [[BewareTheNiceOnes Marine the Raccoon]] also takes on this appearance in one Summer of Sonic intro, which scares the living daylights out of Vector.
* RickRoll: Done with a Knuckles plushie in the credits of Volume 5.
* RunningGag: Throughout Volume 2, Big the Cat's attempts to catch Froggy. Eventually, in Volume 3, Froggy announces he is fed up with being chased and leaves. Big, heartbroken, hangs himself.
** Sonic, in his own words, says that some of the shorts are him running into things and getting hurt.
** Every other episode has Eggman dancing topless
* SchmuckBait: Go ahead, click the dumb looking Sonic with the bird on his head in Volume 2. We ''DARE'' you to.
** Other {{Schmuck Bait}}s include a [[StylisticSuck poorly drawn]] Vector in ''Knuckles Briefs'', and Mario [[MarioKart racing]] on [[VideoGame/SonicColors Starlight Carnival]] in ''Sonic Shorts Volume 7.''
* SelfDeprecation: [[spoiler:Volume 8 ends with the all of the Sonic characters turning against the creators of the series and slaughtering all of them as revenge for making fun of them.]]
* ShaggyDogStory: In one short, Knuckles has had it with Eggman stealing the Master Emerald, so he decided to move it to another place where he can't find it. [[spoiler:This being [[RuleOfFunny Sonic Shorts]], Knuckles places his new hiding spot right in front of where Eggman was standing.]]
* ShipTease: Plenty of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Sonamy]] moments exist in the shorts, and Sonadow is frequently hinted at (and, in one instance, Sonic and Shadow stumble across it... much to their mutual displeasure.) One skit even has a DieForOurShip moment with Shadow hitting the wall as Sonic and Amy embrace.
* ShoutOut: "Sonic Shorts 2" has a short wherein Sally is in a locker room with the rest of the female game characters. Amy then shouts "[[Manga/AzumangaDaioh An American! There's an American among us!]]"
** The skit where Metal Sonic realizes that he is a robot is set to Zero's death theme from ''VideoGame/MegaManX5''.
** One skit has Bean the Dynamite acting like the Aracuan bird from ''TheThreeCaballeros''.
** The aforementioned gag with Eggman as a [[ChippendalesDancers Chippendale Dancer]] is a reference to a famous ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch featuring ChrisFarley and PatrickSwayze (complete with "Working for the Weekend" as background music).
** A gag in Volume 2 shows Froggy crossing a busy street, which pays to homage to ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}''. Then Big chases after him and [[HilarityEnsues causes a massive pile-up traffic accident]].
** Shadow discovering that Chris Thorndyke is actually a [[{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}} giant chicken]].
* SmallNameBigEgo: Knuckles. He made ''Knuckles Briefs'' because he was jealous of all the attention Sonic was getting[[note]]paying no attention to the fact that, as Sonic himself said, a lot of the shorts depicted the blue hedgehog crashing into things and getting hurt[[/note]], and he wanted to show how awesome he was. However, half of the other characters (the Chaotix, his closer pals, being the biggest offenders) merely made fun of him or made him look ridiculous.
* SmokingHotSex: ([[SpotTheImpostor Robot]]) Sally in Volume 6. There was nothing funny about that kiss at all, Tails!
* SorryImGay: In one Volume 5 short, Sonic reveals to Amy that he is gay and in a relationship with Tails. Amy [[TurnsRed does not take this well]]. (Episode 8 reveals that he was joking, but Amy is ''still'' not amused.)
* TheStoner: The Toxomister badniks in Lava Reef are portrayed as such, getting high off their own toxic fumes.
* StylisticSuck: ''Knuckles Briefs'', a SpinOff of ''Sonic Shorts'', most prominently Big the Cat's brief. Justified by the creators, in that they had to put it together quickly for Summer of Sonic '09.
** ''Sonic Shits'' and its sequel also fall under this category.
** Tails's monotone voice in the Sonic Sez section of Volume 2 is clearly a parody of Corey Bringas's Tails voice for the VideoGame/SonicAdventure games.
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: In Metropolis Mayhem.
--> Hey Big! Question real quick.// Is your name Big 'cause you're thick?// I think... it's 'cause he has a real big-// Heart!//
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Eggman in his promotional video for his Planet Wisp Interstellar Amusement Park:
--> Hello. I am Dr. Eggman, amusement park builder and ''(speaking rapidly)'' not-an-evil-mastermind-trying-to-capture-aliens-for-hyper-go-on-power.
--> ...
--> Be sure to visit [[AccidentalPublicConfession our alien enslavement camp...]] I mean, Planet Wisp once we're done with construction.
* SynchroVox: In "How to Create a Sonic Fan Character", the narrator guy does this when he says "lazy".
* TakeThat: Several, but the most prominent one is where ''[[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM SatAM]]''[='s=] Robotnik, fed up with ''Anime/SonicX'' Eggman's AntiVillain nature, decides to blow up FourKidsEntertainment as a result. However, he then ends up changing the channel to ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground''... and Snively immediately starts setting up the coordinates.
** Sonic screaming "[[ChibiVampire Oh my God!]] [[BigNo Noooooo!!!]]" while holding a game box for ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''.
** In the second one, a brief snippet takes a cheap shot at VideoGame/SonicDrift.
** In another, BioWare images of [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters newest Sonic character]] [[SonicChronicles Shade the Echidna]] are discovered by a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Sonic fan]]. His initial reaction?
--> '''Fan''': Oh my god! They've got a new Sonic character! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I must! DRAW!!]] '''''[[RuleThirtyFour PORN OF IT!!!]]'''''
** [[invoked]] The entire "How to make your own Sonic Fan character" bit in Volume 6 is one long, hilarious stab at fan-character {{Marty Stu}}s.
* TomatoInTheMirror: Parodied with Metal Sonic who is unaware that he's a robot.
* VillainousBSOD: Metal Sonic, after [[TomatoInTheMirror realizing he's a robot rather than the actual Sonic.]]
** Set to Zero's death theme from ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'''s [[TearJerker ending]]. And it is glorious.
* WalkDontSwim: Often played with, but most notably demonstrated by Sonic at [[VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames the Olympic Games]]. In a follow-up short, Eggman can't swim either.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Killer Whales?]]: In the series, Sonic is terrified of whales, presumably after his experiences in Emerald Coast from ''SonicAdventure.''
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In Volume 8, after Robotnik gets the frog he wanted, he [[DisintegratorRay vaporizes]] his MechaMooks and Big the Cat.
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